Launching virtual appliances using the AWS web interface - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.2

BlueCat AWS Virtual Appliances

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This section explains how to launch AMI instances using the AWS web interface.

This task assumes that you are already familiar with AWS-related settings as well as BAM and BDDS operations.
Prerequisites for launching virtual appliances on AWS:
Note: BlueCat strongly recommends connecting to your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using a VPN connection when working in a mixed environment where part of your DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (DDI) infrastructure is on-site and part of it is on the AWS cloud.

Launching a BlueCat AWS Virtual Appliance BlueCat DNS for AWS instance involves the following tasks:

  1. Obtaining a BlueCat AMI image and selecting an instance type. For more information, refer to Obtaining AMI images and selecting instance type.
  2. Configuring instance details including network settings for the instance. For more information, refer to Configuring instance details.
  3. Defining storage settings for the instance. For more information, refer to Defining storage device settings.
  4. Tagging the instance to categorize and manage. For more information, refer to Tagging instances.
  5. Configuring a set of firewall rules by creating a new security group or selecting an existing security group. For more information, refer to Configuring security group settings.
  6. Reviewing and completing the instance launch.
  7. Defining secure key pairs. For more information, refer to Defining secure key pairs.
After completing these main tasks, you will see your new instance added to the instance list.